• Posted on: 22 June 2012
  • By: isport

Championship club Blackpool have said that they have not received a formal offer from Swansea for their manager Ian Holloway. Ian Holloway managed to guide Blackpool to the Premier league, despite having one of the lowest budgets a few seasons ago.

However, he failed to repeat the heroics this time around after his team lost in the play-offs final to West Ham. Following the play-off final defeat, it has been rumoured that Ian Holloway will be looking at the possibility of moving to a new club in the hope of enhancing his career.

He has found no shortage of takers after it was revealed that Swansea are interested in signing him to replace Brendan Rodgers, who has left for Liverpool.

Swansea have received compensation of around £ 5 million for Brendan Rodgers, but it is highly unlikely that it will cost the same amount of money to get Ian Holloway to move to Swansea. Yet, Blackpool have confirmed that there has been no official offer for the former Plymouth Argyle manager. It would take only £ 500,000 to secure the signing of Ian Holloway, who is on a rolling contract of just 12 months. Blackpool lost 2-1 to West Ham in the final of the play-offs at Wembley.

“What I tried to do quickly after Brendan went was to speak to a few people and get their thoughts so that we could weigh up our options. That’s my job and I tried to do that very quickly. As always, I have got on well with people in the discussions I have had,” said the Swansea chairman Jenkins after announcing the departure of Brendan Rodgers. The former Chelsea reserve team manager did an excellent job with Swansea after getting them to the top half of the table.